Saturday, October 31, 2009

Age Before Beauty

9 x 12" oil on linen/hardwood panel - SOLD
It seems that in art and politics, extremes generate the most attention. While I greatly admire and aspire to a more painterly style, my tendency is to work in a manner that is neither extremely painterly, nor tightly photo-realistic. So I wonder--is there any merit somewhere in the middle?

If I were taking Clint Watson's advice in yesterday's FineArtViews blog, the "social object" story I would tell about this painting is that I started it on the first day of the Sac Plein Air Festival , helped give myself pneumonia by standing outside in the wind all day, and ultimately had to pack it in for two weeks.

8 comments:

  1. Magnifique! Very lovely paintings... nice surface treatment and composition.

    :0)

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  2. I am thrilled to have this comment from Mr. Nez, children's book author/
    illustrator extraordinaire.

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  3. Your painting is beautiful, and ... YES ... there is merit somewhere in the middle.

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  4. Connie, just gorgeous, like all the pieces on this blog. I'm very inspired!

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  5. Kathy--Thank you, and thanks so much for introducing yourself. Your work is wonderful (as you see, I'm also an egg fan) and I look forward to reading more of the "ramblings" on your blog.

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  6. I love this...when I started doing watercolors the subject matter was often barns with old pickups; in fact, the same model truck as you have painted (at least I think this is a 46 Chevy).

    And thanks for the comment on my blog. It means a lot coming from you.

    I hope you are getting back to normal now.

    So long,
    Pat

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  7. a very nice work, good composition , good color, good every thing,congratulations

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  8. Thanks so much, Pat and Jesus. Nice watercolor on your "El Diario" blog on 10/13, Pat. Very nice blog, Jesus.

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